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The culturalization of citizenship: belonging and polarization in a globalizing world

Contributor(s): Duyvendak, Jan Willem [Editor] | Geschiere, Peter [Editor] | Tonkens, Evelina [Editor].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London Palgrave Macmillan 2016Description: xii, 231 p.ISBN: 9781137534095.Subject(s): Citizenship | Ethnic Studies | SociologyDDC classification: 323.6 Summary: The notion of citizenship has gradually evolved from being simply a legal status or practice to a deep sentiment. Belonging, or feeling at home, has become a requirement. This groundbreaking book analyzes how 'feeling rules' are developed and applied to migrants, who are increasingly expected to express feelings of attachment, belonging, connectedness and loyalty to their new country. More than this, however, it demonstrates how this culturalization of citizenship is a global trend with local variations, which develop in relation to each other. The authors pay particular attention to the intersection between sexuality, race and ethnicity, spurred on by their awareness of the dialectical construction of homosexuality, held up as representative of liberal Western values by both those in the West and by African leaders, who use such claims as proof that homosexuality is un-African. http://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9781137534095
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Table of Contents:

1. Introduction : the culturalization of citizenship
Part I. Embattled autochthony : the radical Dutch case
2. Out of character : Dutchness as a public problem
3. Nationalism without nationalism? Dutch self-images among the progressive left
4. The culturalization of everyday life : autochthony in Amsterdam New West
5. The nativist triangle : sexuality, race and religion in the Netherlands

Part II. Who belongs? Inclusion and exclusion in the global south
6. The nation and its undesirable subjects : homosexuality, citizenship and the gay 'other' in Cameroon
7. Yu di Kòrsou, a matter of negotiation : an anthropological exploration of the identity work of Afro-Curaçaons
8. Ghanaian migrants and the culturalization of citizenship in Europe : what does autochthony and belonging have to do with it?
9. Expelled from fortress Europe : returned migrant associations in Bamako and the quest for cosmopolitan citizenship

The notion of citizenship has gradually evolved from being simply a legal status or practice to a deep sentiment. Belonging, or feeling at home, has become a requirement. This groundbreaking book analyzes how 'feeling rules' are developed and applied to migrants, who are increasingly expected to express feelings of attachment, belonging, connectedness and loyalty to their new country. More than this, however, it demonstrates how this culturalization of citizenship is a global trend with local variations, which develop in relation to each other. The authors pay particular attention to the intersection between sexuality, race and ethnicity, spurred on by their awareness of the dialectical construction of homosexuality, held up as representative of liberal Western values by both those in the West and by African leaders, who use such claims as proof that homosexuality is un-African.

http://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9781137534095

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